The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Religion - 262 pages
This book provides a thorough and accessible guide to belief about the afterlife in the Sunni Muslim tradition. Drawing on the Qur'an, traditions, creeds, and theological commentaries, as well as interviews with Muslim clerics, the authors offer an overview of the Islamic eschatological narrative, describing the understanding of events beginning with the death of the individual and ending with habitation in the final abodes of recompense.
 

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Contents

Considerations of God Man Time and Eternity
1
From Death to Resurrection Classical Islam
31
The Eschaton the Judgment and the Final Dispensation Classical Islam
63
From Death to Resurrection Modern Islam
99
The Eschaton the Judgment and the Final Dispensation Modern Islam
127
Evidence of Afterlife Concerns the PreIslamic Arabia
147
The Special Case of Women and Children in the Afterlife
157
The Cult of Saints
183
Glossary of Arabic Terms
193
Notes
197
Bibliography
245
Index
255
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Jane Idelman Smith is at Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is at Georgetown University.

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